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D.I.Y. Restaurant Group Announces Oakbrook Terrace Grand Opening »

November 24, 2014 at 11:42AM PST | Source: D.I.Y. Restaurant Group

First uBuild Pizza Workshop + Trugurt Frozen Yogurt Opens
November 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAGRANGE, IL - DIY Restaurant Group, a hospitality franchise company with several distinct fast-casual, do-it-yourself concepts in the restaurant industry, celebrates the grand opening of its new DIY concept, uBuild + Trugurt Duo, in Oakbrook Terrace, IL on November 12, 2014 at 3pm.
DIY Restaurant Group delivers a unique self-service experience that progressively attracts new and loyal customers. This restaurant franchise group formulated a fusion of two innovative concepts to provide customized frozen yogurt, smoothies, pizza, pasta and more, as well as, creating an eco-friendly and eco-conscious environment amongst communities.
"We are very excited to open our first collaboration of frozen yogurt and fast-casual pizza/pasta eateries in Oakbrook Terrace...

HomeVestors' Growth Pace Through The Roof »

November 24, 2014 at 11:23AM PST | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Largest Group of Franchisees in a Single Quarter Show Continued Belief in Market Performance
DALLAS - Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors, the largest professional home buying network of independently owned and operated franchisees and the number one buyer of houses in the U.S., announces its highest ever class enrollment of new franchisees in a single quarter.
"Seventy-one new HomeVestors® franchises have opened in the past three months, which is the highest number of franchisees that have previously enrolled in a single quarter," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks. "This number is remarkable and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors in today's market...

Arooga's® And Taplister Join Forces To Let Guests Always Know What's On Tap »

November 24, 2014 at 11:01AM PST | Source: Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // HARRISBURG, Penn. – Always ahead of the game (and the competition), Arooga's recently joined forces with Taplister so its guests can always see what's on tap, literally, at all of its corporate-owned and franchise locations.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, the Harrisburg-born, full service casual dining franchise, and recent "Business of the Year" Finalist, with nine Central Pennsylvania locations and its first franchise being built in Connecticut adjacent to Mohegan Sun, has enlisted Taplister, an app-based software system that allows beer enthusiasts to check participating bars in their area for the most current beer lists, to keep its guests enthused and informed about every beer on tap at all Arooga's locations...

Rockaway Townsquare Gets New "Street Corner" To Cater To Shoppers, Mall Employees »

November 24, 2014 at 10:57AM PST | Source: Street Corner

November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // TOPEKA, Kan. – Rockaway Townsquare just got a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees.
Nov. 12, 2014, marked the opening of a new Street Corner franchise at the mall. Street Corner, which exploits small and underused spaces in shopping malls, universities and other environments, sells many of the items not usually found in the mall – everything from cough drops to aspirin to bags of chips – all the things needed to sustain shoppers on an outing, or help mall workers get through their shifts.
"Mall employees are virtually a captive audience, so the goal is to bring them the convenience of a street-side shop without the need to leave the premises, while serving the needs of mallgoers too," said Sameer Joshi of Nutley, N...

Always Best Care® CEO Provides Americans With Helpful Advice For Family Caregiver Month »

November 24, 2014 at 10:47AM PST | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

Company Receives Industry Leader Recognitions; Honors Own Caregivers
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Roseville, CA - In support of family caregivers nationwide and National Family Caregiver Month in November, Always Best Care® Senior Services Chief Executive Officer Michael Newman announced today his "Best Advice" for helping families identify the need for increased care for their loved ones at home.
Founded in 1996, Always Best Care began franchising in 2007 and is one of the fastest growing senior care franchise systems in the USA and Canada. It was recently recognized with several industry leader distinctions and also honored those among its own 5,000+ caregiver network with its annual awards series.
Best Advice for In-Home Caregivers
"With more than 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, very few of us are free from the vital and very difficult role of caring for an aging parent or other loved one," said Michael Newman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Always Best Care...

New Menchie's Store In China Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

November 24, 2014 at 10:37AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // XI'AN, CHINA – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, opens its newest store at the SAGA Shopping Center in China, located at 123 Changan Road, Yanta District, Xi'an, China. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a favorite in the country!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Friday, November 21 to Thursday, November 27, packed with free giveaways including Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt...

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For 63 New Restaurants In The Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs And Bakersfield »

November 24, 2014 at 10:27AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

More Than 250 Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants Planned for California over Next Several Years, With More Than 1,000 Locations Planned over the Long-Term
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA – Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with five franchise groups for a total commitment of 63 new restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Palm Springs and Bakersfield over the next several years.
The five franchise groups and their development plans include:

New franchise group California Donut Kings, LLC, led by existing franchisees Vipul Patel, Vishal Shah, Jamie Dejuras, Chetan Jani, and Haresh Patel, plan to develop 26 restaurants in San Francisco and the surrounding cities...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens Second Rochester Hills Location »

November 24, 2014 at 10:04AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 20, 2014 - Rochester Hills, MI - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Rochester Hills on November 12. Franchise owners Robert Middleton, Bill Biga, and Carl Chandler held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 12 to Sunday, November 16 to support Adams High School Athletic Department.
The new restaurant, located at 3208 Walton Boulevard, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to Adams High School Athletic Department.
"We are excited about bringing the great taste of Jersey Mike's authentic subs to one of the most dynamic cities in the state," said Middleton...

Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide Offers Something For Everyone »

November 24, 2014 at 9:57AM PST | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 2014 Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide, the toy catalog for techs, is now available. Chockfull of innovative Snap-on® tools and equipment, including the latest power tools, hand tools, tool storage and diagnostic equipment, the 16-page Holiday Gift Guide also features stocking stuffer ideas, like Snap-on clothing accessories.
"Our annual holiday guide offers a wide selection of gift ideas, from screwdrivers and wrenches to cordless impacts and ratchets to diagnostic equipment and tool storage solutions," said Rick Secor, director, PR and communications for Snap-on. "Or, a Snap-on gift card might be the answer."
The Snap-on Holiday Gift Guide also includes special holiday pricing on a multitude of items in the guide such as hand tool sets and unique items like Snap-on Micro Top Chests, calendars, lunch cooler bags, carbide knife sharpener and work lights...

Wetzel's Pretzels Invites Guests Into The Wetzel's Bakery »

November 24, 2014 at 9:25AM PST | Source: Wetzel's Pretzels

Company Offers an In-Store Animated Look at the World of Wetzel's
PASADENA, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 24, 2014) - Wetzel's Pretzels, the innovator in super-premium, hot and fresh pretzels, today announced it would invite guests into the world of Wetzel's via a series of in-store animated films. The films premiered at Wetzel's Downtown Disney District location at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, with nationwide rollout in process. The animations, which play in rotation every few minutes throughout the day, can be viewed here.Each one-minute film begins with one of Wetzel's animated baker boys stepping to the forefront of what appears to be a traditional digital menu board. The animation then takes the viewer on a journey into the bakery as the baker boys create various guest-favorite offerings, including Wetzel Bitz, Wetzel Dogs, Sinful Cinnamon Pretzels, Fresh Lemonade and the Pepperoni Twist Pretzels...

Paso The Ketchup: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Opens First Restaurant In El Paso »

November 24, 2014 at 9:13AM PST | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Better Burger Restaurant Continues Rapid Growth in Home State of Texas
Dallas - (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 - As an increasing number of burger aficionados across Texas discover the "better burger" offered by MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes (MOOYAH), demand for the brand has also continued to grow. To satiate Guests' cravings for the Dallas-based brand's mouthwatering, build-your-own burgers, MOOYAH is excited to announce the opening of a new restaurant in El Paso on November 24. The restaurant will be located at 7500 North Mesa, Suite 105.
"We're looking forward to serving the community of El Paso with the opening of our newest restaurant, where we will be able to satisfy both new and existing MOOYAH fans, " said Michael Mabry, Chief Operating Officer of MOOYAH...

TV Host Jason Cameron Toplines Backyard Transformation »

November 24, 2014 at 9:03AM PST | Source: TruGreen

MEMPHIS, Tenn., and BALTIMORE - November 24, 2014 / PR Newswire / - On location in beautiful Maryland, TruGreen and Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and TV host, helped make a crisp, fall day feel more like a spring renewal for one lucky homeowner. After a multi-week transformational process, reveal day arrived for Lisa Noble, grand prize winner of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes. Go see before and after videos of Noble's impressive backyard makeover featuring Cameron, now available from TruGreen, America's #1 lawn care company*, inspiring America to live life outsideSM.
With charismatic Cameron on hand to guide Noble and friends through highlights of her $10,000 grand prize backyard makeover, she appeared wowed by the changes...

Hurricane Grill & Wings® Continues Home State Expansion With New Clermont Opening »

November 24, 2014 at 8:55AM PST | Source: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Hurricane Grill & Wings Opportunities Available

Tropical-Themed Casual Dining Franchise Set To Open New Location in Clermont
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Hurricane Grill & Wings®, an island-inspired, full-service restaurant, continues its expansion in its home state of Florida with a new restaurant opening in the city of Clermont. The family-friendly restaurant invites local residents to come in and Live with Flavor® where guests can enjoy a variety of sizzling wings, delectable entrees and fresh salads to satisfy any craving.
This will be the first location for franchise owner Bassel Maali, president of Maali Enterprises, who owns a variety of businesses in the restaurant and commercial real estate industries. Maali, a frequent customer at Hurricane Grill & Wings, decided to open his own restaurant because of the delicious food and enjoyable atmosphere that he experienced as a customer...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Woodbridge Location »

November 24, 2014 at 8:54AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 20, 2014 - Woodbridge, VA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Woodbridge on November 12. Franchise owner Pat Foley held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 12 to Sunday, November 16 to support The Wounded Warrior Project.
The new restaurant, located at 2954 Prince William Parkway, circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular fresh sliced sub for a minimum $2 contribution to The Wounded Warrior Project.
"We owe so much to those who fight to keep our country safe," said Foley. "Because of our community's proximity to the Pentagon, Ft. Belvoir, and Marine Base Quantico, the sacrifices made by the men and women of our Armed Forces are especially apparent...

New Menchie's Store At Victoria Plaza Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

November 24, 2014 at 8:34AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // VENTURA, Calif. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, opens its newest store at Victoria Plaza located at 5944 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Ventura favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, December 6 to Friday, December 12, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"My wife and I visited the first ever Menchie's location several years ago and have been in love with the concept ever since," said franchisee, Zsolt Alberti...

Green Leaf's And Bananas Restaurants Hosting Holiday Facebook Give-Away »

November 24, 2014 at 8:30AM PST | Source: Villa Enterprises

"Feel Good, Taste Good, Be Good Choice" Restaurants Wishing Guests
#HealthyHolidays with Prizes on Facebook thru January 4th
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises Management, announced this holiday season Green Leaf's and Bananas restaurants are hosting a Holiday Facebook Give-Away and wishing their guests #HealthyHolidays beginning today through January 4th, 2015. Green Leaf's and Bananas encourages its fans to visit its Facebook page for a chance to win 3 healthy, cool prizes each week. Prizes include: Fitbit Flex Monitor Bracelet, YoNana Frozen Yogurt Maker, Gaim Yoga Kit, Nutribullet Blender, and many other healthy prizes!
"Green Leaf's and Bananas Healthy Holidays Give-away is our way of wishing our guests a season of 'Feel Good, Taste Good and Be Good'," said Andrew Steinberg, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Villa Enterprises...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In The Capital District »

November 24, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Creator Of The World's First Trampoline Park Opens New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Menands, N.Y. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park will open its doors in Menands to offer Capital District residents a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Beginning November 28th, residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes...

Dunkin' Donuts Surpasses Two Million DD Perks® Members And 10 Million Downloads Of The Dunkin' Mobile® App »

November 24, 2014 at 8:10AM PST | Source: Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin' Donuts Opportunities Available

Dunkin' Donuts surprises two millionth DD Perks® member with the "Ultimate Perk" and announces chance for fans to win $1,000 cash prizes.
Brand also reveals enhancements to both DD Perks and Dunkin' Mobile App
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // CANTON, MA - Dunkin' Donuts today announced that it has achieved two big digital milestones, having reached two million DD Perks® Rewards loyalty members and surpassing more than 10 million downloads of the Dunkin' Mobile® App for mobile payment and gifting. To celebrate, the brand will recognize the two millionth DD Perks member, Jae Choi of Greenwich, CT, with the "Ultimate Perk," as well as well as honor and thank all of Dunkin' Donuts loyal guests members with the chance to win $1,000...

'Tis The Season For Savings At Valpak »

November 24, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Shoppers have new ways to save time and money 
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - The most cherished holiday traditions start with giving to others: time, food and traditional gift exchanges.
Valpak makes it easy to enjoy those traditions and make the season more enjoyable by offering holiday shopping coupons and online promo codes that save time and money while getting ready for the holidays.
Check out this infographic to find coupons from local restaurants and home service companies while entertaining guests, traveling with family or sprucing up the house for visitors.
Valpak offers smart shoppers many ways to save with coupons to help save stress and cash this holiday: with the traditional Blue Envelope, online discounts and the Valpak smartphone app...

Zippy Shell Opens In Las Vegas »

November 24, 2014 at 7:28AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA Las Vegas location is open for business!
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. ? Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the company's newest location, Las Vegas, Nevada. This location will serve the entire Las Vegas and Henderson market under the ownership of Brian Linsey. It is the company's first location in Nevada.
Linsey brings over 15 years of advertising experience to Zippy Shell. This experience will be invaluable, especially when opening in a new location and market.
"I am committed to creatively and aggressively marketing the Zippy Shell® brand to drive awareness and response in the Las Vegas market," Linsey said. "We hope to create edgy, memorable advertising campaigns that make Zippy Shell an irresistible alternative to other, more staid players, in the storage and moving industry...



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